Hey guys. I'm sure I'm not the only one in the whole world who's affected by non-toxic smells. By non-toxic, I'm talking about common scents which isn't supposed to get people sick or arn't supposed to be gross. In my most recent case, I was in the computer lab at work for the night shift. One woman was there who left and returned about an hour later. She apparantly went upstairs to have a shower and whatever else. The woman put on some smell, either a perfume or cream or something. Within minutes of her returning to the lab, I was feeling nauseous and had a headache. I tolerated the smell for no more than 15 mins before running out of there. Of course, the perfume wasn't 'stink', since the people who designed it intended for it to make the human smell 'nicer' in some way. It however smelt terribly unplesant to me.
Years ago, my mother got some cheap perfume from someone and I used to wear it to school. I wore it regularly until the bottle finished. (yes, I used to wear perfume to school. Damit! I was a kid.) A short while later when she got some more of the same thing, it made me nauseous and still does to this day.
Another example is some hair product a woman from work had on one day. I IMMEDIATELY felt sick the first time she passed and for that whole day I spent my time holding my breath every time she came anywhere near me.
Hair straightner is another IMMEDIATE trigger.The effect is so strong that the possabiliby of vomiting is VERY real. (BTW, vomiting is a rare event in my life.) I always hold my breath 20 ft before and 20 ft after a hair salon when walking down the road.
The most common trigger is perfume. Things like dead dogs on the highway or rotting food or BO or all stink but they don't make me sick.
Is anyone else affected by common scents that arn't supposed to be gross?
Can anyone explain why?